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Ready To Read Now

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Publisher Comments:

Ready to Read Now: A Skills-Based Reader , by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, is a part of a three-level series designed to develop reading and vocabulary building skills. In Ready to Read Now , intermediate students progress step by step through task-based activities that promote reading competency and fluency.

 

Features

  • Sharpen Your Reading Skills provides explicit instruction as well as extensive practice and recycling.
  • Be an Active Reader features high-interest readings that allow students to apply their skills.
  • As You Read activities, including completion of charts, graphs, and outlines, encourage reading with a purpose.
  • Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills includes word-attack skills ranging from Using a Dictionary to Using Context Clues.
  • Express Your Ideas and Explore the Web extend and enrich the reading experience.
  • Read Faster helps build reading fluency and accuracy.

 The Ready to Read series also includes Get Ready to Read and Ready to Read More.

About the Author

Karen Blanchard and Christine Root each have taught English language instruction at the university level for more than twenty years. Karen has an M.S.Ed in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. They began their textbook collaboration with the Ready to Write series while they were lecturers at the University of Pennsylvania. They have since written many reading and writing skills books and continue to enjoy working together to create English language textbooks for students around the world.

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

 

Chapter 1    GET THE PICTURE: IDENTIFYING TOPICS AND MAIN IDEAS

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Identifying Topics, Identifying Main Ideas

                        Be an Active Reader: It Happened by Accident

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using a Dictionary–Guidewords

 

Chapter 2    TAKE A CLOSER LOOK: IDENTIFYING SUPPORTING DETAILS

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Identifying Supporting Details

                        Be an Active Reader: Unusual Fads of the 1920s

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using a Dictionary–Parts of Speech

 

Chapter 3    MAKE GUESSES: PREVIEWING AND PREDICTING

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Previewing and Predicting

                        Be an Active Reader: Funny Business

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Word Parts–Prefixes

 

Chapter 4    READ QUICKLY: SKIMMING AND SCANNING

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Skimming and Scanning

                        Be an Active Reader: Bear Necessities

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Synonyms and Antonyms

 

Chapter 5    FIGURE IT OUT: USING CONTEXT CLUES

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Using Context Clues to Guess Meaning

                        Be an Active Reader: Idioms and Proverbs

 

Chapter 6    PUT THINGS IN ORDER: RECOGNIZING SEQUENCE

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Recognizing Sequence

                        Be an Active Reader: The Story of the Two Brothers

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Word Parts–Suffixes

 

Chapter 7    BELIEVE IT OR NOT: FACTS VS. OPINION

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Distinguishing Facts from Opinions

                        Be an Active Reader: The Godfather: A Movie Classic

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Using Word Maps

 

Chapter 8    READ BETWEEN THE LINES: MAKING INFERENCES

                        Sharpen Your Reading Skills: Making Inferences

                        Be an Active Reader: Swimming Buddies

                        Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills: Compound Words

 

 

                       BECOME A BETTER READER

                        Answer Key

                        Keep Track of Your Progress

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131776470
Author:
Blanchard, Karen Lourie
Publisher:
Pearson PTR Interactive
Author:
Root, Christine
Author:
Blanchard, Karen
Subject:
General
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ready to Read
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.257 in 322 gr

Related Subjects

Education » Teaching » Reading and Writing
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nursing
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Languages » ESL » General
Languages » ESL » Grammars and Methods
Languages » ESL » Reading and Writing
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Molecular

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